The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 20 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 65 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 7.91% 5.70% 5.62%
As % of the General category 17.76% 15.50% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £123 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.17 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.86% +1.25%
Retail
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

General Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
366 271 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 44.53% 36.77% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 122 131
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £42.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.76% +240.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Milton Keynes region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Milton Keynes region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Retail.

1 38 (33.33%) Finance
2 25 (21.93%) Banking
3 23 (20.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (20.18%) E-Commerce
4 21 (18.42%) Project Management
5 18 (15.79%) Retail Banking
6 13 (11.40%) EPoS
7 12 (10.53%) Business Analysis
8 10 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (8.77%) PRINCE2
9 9 (7.89%) UNIX
9 9 (7.89%) Migration
10 8 (7.02%) WebSphere
10 8 (7.02%) Degree
10 8 (7.02%) Service Delivery
11 7 (6.14%) Change Management
11 7 (6.14%) Manufacturing
11 7 (6.14%) Windows
11 7 (6.14%) Linux
11 7 (6.14%) HTML
11 7 (6.14%) IBM
11 7 (6.14%) Marketing
11 7 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (6.14%) Mobile App
12 6 (5.26%) Red Hat
12 6 (5.26%) Java
12 6 (5.26%) JavaScript
12 6 (5.26%) CSS
13 5 (4.39%) SQL
13 5 (4.39%) VB.NET

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Retail. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.75%) SAS
3 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.63%) MS Office
4 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) Intranet
1 2 (1.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) ATM
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.63%) DB2
2 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) OLTP
3 1 (0.88%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 38 (33.33%) Finance
2 25 (21.93%) Banking
3 18 (15.79%) Retail Banking
4 7 (6.14%) Manufacturing
4 7 (6.14%) Marketing
5 5 (4.39%) Automotive
6 4 (3.51%) Back Office
7 2 (1.75%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.75%) Legal
8 1 (0.88%) Electronics
8 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 32 (28.07%) Analyst
2 25 (21.93%) Project Manager
3 19 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 8 (7.02%) Architect
4 8 (7.02%) Developer
5 6 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (3.51%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (3.51%) Service Manager
6 4 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (3.51%) Administrator
6 4 (3.51%) Trainer
7 3 (2.63%) Programme Manager
7 3 (2.63%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (2.63%) Digital Project Manager
8 2 (1.75%) Project Delivery Manager
8 2 (1.75%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (1.75%) Designer
8 2 (1.75%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (1.75%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.14%) HTML
2 6 (5.26%) CSS
3 5 (4.39%) .NET
4 3 (2.63%) JSP
4 3 (2.63%) XHTML
4 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.63%) JSTL
4 3 (2.63%) Semantic HTML
5 2 (1.75%) Dojo
5 2 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.75%) XML
5 2 (1.75%) J2EE
6 1 (0.88%) SOAP
6 1 (0.88%) Web Services
6 1 (0.88%) Middleware
6 1 (0.88%) WinForms
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.88%) HTML5
6 1 (0.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) EPoS
2 7 (6.14%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.39%) Credit Risk
3 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.63%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.63%) W3C
4 3 (2.63%) User Experience
5 2 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.75%) PMI
6 1 (0.88%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.88%) DTV
6 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.88%) IVR
6 1 (0.88%) Statistics
6 1 (0.88%) VSAM
6 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.89%) UNIX
2 7 (6.14%) Windows
2 7 (6.14%) Linux
2 7 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.88%) AIX
4 1 (0.88%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.88%) MVS
4 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.18%) Stakeholder Management
1 23 (20.18%) E-Commerce
2 21 (18.42%) Project Management
3 12 (10.53%) Business Analysis
4 10 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.77%) PRINCE2
5 9 (7.89%) Migration
6 8 (7.02%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.14%) Change Management
8 5 (4.39%) CRM
9 4 (3.51%) Time Management
9 4 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.51%) Scrum
9 4 (3.51%) Programme Management
9 4 (3.51%) ITIL
10 3 (2.63%) PRINCE
10 3 (2.63%) Risk Assessment
11 2 (1.75%) Test Strategy
11 2 (1.75%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.26%) Java
1 6 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.39%) SQL
2 5 (4.39%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.75%) Objective-C
3 2 (1.75%) C#
4 1 (0.88%) C
4 1 (0.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (7.02%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) ISEB
2 4 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.63%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) CISSP
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.88%) PMP
4 1 (0.88%) SAS Certification
4 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) SCCM
1 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (0.88%) Control-M
2 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (6.14%) IBM
2 6 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.39%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.51%) Oracle
5 2 (1.75%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) Sybase
6 1 (0.88%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) Intel
6 1 (0.88%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.88%) Informatica
6 1 (0.88%) NetApp
6 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.88%) Remedy
6 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.88%) VMware
6 1 (0.88%) Endeca
6 1 (0.88%) Netezza
6 1 (0.88%) Alterian
6 1 (0.88%) Unica
6 1 (0.88%) hybris
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